Rural towns will be better covered this fire season with the official unveiling of new fire stations.
The stations at Mr Wagra, Back Creek and Wantagong were opened on Friday, and will be followed by the opening of the Elma Park station on Saturday.
The Back Creek brigade had housed vehicles at a volunteer's home until the new station was built.
Captain Stuart Anderson said the group usually responded to about six calls each year, often to help other brigades.
He believes the new facility will encourage younger volunteers to come on board.
"We have about 30 active members," he said.
"This is great for the community, a great way to bring the community together.
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"We're all pretty excited about the benefits it will have for our area.
"It's important these brigades stay strong and active and we can encourage the younger members to come through and keep the brigades growing."
Rural Fire Service Superintendent Pat Westwood said the openings came ahead of the fire danger period starting on Monday.
"We've built around 10 to 12 stations over the last five years," he said.
"This year we've built four stations in less than eight or nine months.
"There's been about $500,000 spent putting them together and we'll see the benefits for many years to come.
"It's quite a small investment when you think about how much it will benefit the communities."
Rural fire stations have been a frequent target of burglars of late.
Superintendent Westwood said security had been a focus at the new sites.
"These assets are community assets," he said.
"It's terrible to see people stealing from them."
Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott said the new stations were a show of faith in RFS members, and were opened "at the beginning of what I suspect is going to be a very dangerous fire season".
"They say to the volunteers and also the family of the volunteers that the community appreciates the work that they do," he said.
The RFS will also honour about 80 members for long service, including up to 70 years of volunteering.
Superintendent Westwood said they had a combined experience of 3818 years.
"It's quite a significant amount of effort that's been put in over those years," he said.
A ceremony will be held on Friday night and will be followed by cadet training in Holbrook on Saturday.
Dozens of people attended the openings of the new stations.